Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Texas Lovin'

Our trip this weekend was sooo much fun!
what was not fun was coming home and developing a fever and whooping cough.
darn, airplane air!!!

So, in my medicine induced haze/boredom, I thought I'd put up our pictures from the weekend.

We went for a lovely wedding weekend in...
AUSTIN, TEXAS!

I looooove Austin!
I'm very sad to say I'll be losing one of my best friends to this great city...
but, on the bright side, at least I have a cool place to visit from now on!

We left Savannah Thursday...
The one and only Hal Holbrook was on our flight
in first class, of course
Remember him from 
Designing Women? The Firm? Fletch Lives?
He is apparently in the new film Water For Elephants, playing Old Jacob!
He was in Savannah shooting a new film

We connected in Atlanta and had a 2 hour wait till our next flight.
Someone wouldn't get of his blackberry and enjoy the view!



We arrived into town late, late
The next morning we decided to partake in the very economical hotel breakfast
25 dollars for eggs and bacon!
What a rip...
Then again, how often do you get breakfast in bed?
Say, never?!?

After our hearty, but bank breaking breakfast it was time to explore Austin!
Unfortunately, I was left all by my lonesome because T was off doing his groomsmen duties...


It is never a good idea to leave your wife alone in a city where they sell 
fancy boots
on every corner...

I mean, just look at the selection!
And those are just the size 7's!!!

I really wanted these, but after my 25 dollar scrambled eggs, I decided to conserve...

My only purchase were these two clutches
It was lurve at first sight...


I love nearly everything about Austin
Its clean, it has neat signs...



and nice grafitti


and you can adopt a cute pup right off the sidewalk!

and it has great SHOPPING!

look at all this stuff!
you could spend all day in this shop
and i almost did...

I really loved these knobs
they almost came home with me

Lots of Frida gear...
and Day of the Dead stuff
not really in my decor...
but very cool to look at!
Loved these copper switch plates

Now to the antiques shops...
I looooved this tray...

and this mirror!
I still regret not purchasing this!

Need a armadillo belt buckle?

May a longhorns skull
I'm actually glad T didn't see this, he may have approved this purchase!

how about another belt buckle???
Don't mess with ...


Now, lets talk about the food!

Anywhere, that you can buy cupcakes out of an airstream trailer that has a giant cupcake twirling on its roof is a place I need to live/visit regularly...

Not to mention a place that has
SALSA BARS!
Yes, salsa bars
I'm in heaven

And, don't even get me started on the variety of margaritas!
There are margaritas everywhere!
Good gracious, they were good!
Meet the "Don"
Probably named after some poor patron that had too many...
Or the Godfather?
Who knows, who cares, it was good!

By this time T had finally finished his manly man duties and returned to me...
We walked around a bit more and stopped to hydrate before venturing back to the hotel
After two "Dons" I needed some hydration
T asked the waitress what was good and after rattling off a couple of things...
he opted with the...
"just surprise me"
and. she. did.
Have you ever seen such a concoction?
Hysterical!
T looked like a college freshman drinking this
and I couldn't stop laughing...

Austin is an awesome city
the shopping is wonderful, the people are friendly, the music is good, the drinks are strong
and I can't wait to go back!!!

29 comments:

Lorri said...

Man! I sure could use a Don right now. Looks like you had a great time!

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

LOVE Austin. such a fun city :)

Ashley said...

A) this trip looks awesome and i love your pictures!
b) your clutch purchases are fabulous!
c) if i had known you had a two-hour layover in ATL, i totally would have come to the airpot to meet you! ha!

Kat said...

Holy fun weekend!!!!!!!!! Love the pictures. The brown boots next to the blue one are the exact same ones I just purchased last Thursday. Love them. So cute and comfortable. There is a fabulous boot store here called Horsetown East. They have an amazing selection of boots to choose from.

Michelle @ Ten June said...

I've been wanting to go to Texas and now after seeing your pics, I HAVE to go! Adorable!! Love all the spots you visited, looks like the perfect weekend!

Tess said...

You have the best weekend ever! I love the pic of your cute hubby reading his blackberry in the airport (I can relate to that!)

Jo said...

What a great weekend! Wish we had a salsa bar around here and those boots are fabulous!

Jo

-Lucky Mommy- said...

Your pics of Austin are wonderful! This makes me want to take a weekend getaway there so soon! Did y'all get to visit the bars there that The Bachelor Brad owns by any chance..ha! Looks like you had a great little trip :)

megan said...

I've never been to Texas but I definitely want to go now!

Jenny said...

um, wow! You have sold me on Austin. I really want to go shopping there!

I Do Declare said...

I LOVE Austin! Your trip looked super fun!

Molly said...

Cupcake trailers, salsa bars, and margaritas = hook, line, sinker. My kind of city! The cute clutches are an added bonus :)

Home Is Where the Hart Is said...

I've never had any desire to visit Austin...but you just changed all of that for me! I am dying over all these pics! I was already in love...but you had me a "salsa bar."
Oh and the boots...SWOON! I'm pretty sure Austin would bank rupt me. There were a couple belt buckles I saw I wanted too. The horse head and the emerald with the horse shoe...? MUST HAVE THEM.

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

u JUST sold me on Austin - i want to go see ALL of it now! - thanks doll!- and btw GREAT blog!!!!

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Cat said...

Sorry to hear you are now sick :(

Austin looks amazing...hello boots! I have always wanted a pair of real, genuine cowgirl boots and I could have gone nuts in that store. How did you say no to the cute little puppy looking for his "forever" home...if I could, I would adopt him right through my computer screen! Welcome back :)

Tessa said...

I have heard the best things about Austin! Great pics (don't you feel like a loon with your camera in shops?? I do!! :)), looks like a fabulous visit. Not sure how you passed up the mirror though, or the boots!!!
xo,
Tess

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Love it! I'm still giggling about those belt buckles, so awesome, but hilarious! And I'm pretty sure I need the name of the place with the salsa bar, that is definitely my kind of place! (c: Glad it was a good trip...here's to a speedy recovery! Stupid airplane air is right!

Kristen said...

Austin looks like so much fun!! That last drink is hysterical. We might be heading there this summer so I'm definitely taking notes.

Hotel room service can break the bank. Trust me, I work in a hotel. :)

Sara Louise said...

Your photos have me so homesick for Texas! My plane tickets are bought and my countdown has begun... five months until I'm back on my home turf and showing my husband around Austin. But first, I'll show him your post tonight so he can get a little sneak peak of what he has in store :-)

Kellie Collis said...

Sounds like a great adventure! Have a beautiful weekend, Kellie xx

Lady Grey said...

Your pictures are fantastic! You've totally captured the essence.vibe of the city! I would love to visit one day.
oxo

Michaela said...

I love those knobs! And breakfast in bed is always the right choice (: xoxo

Ashley Slater said...

Well, that is it. I HAVE to go to Austin. My husband and I travel to a new spot every three months and after california, I am requesting Texas!

LOVELY pictures, lovely blog!

Newest follower, of course!

-ashley
www.adventuresofnewlyweds.com

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

I love Austin! Look like a great trip. I think that’s the same boot shop we went to!

Happy Friday!!! xx

Michelle Leigh said...

I am absolutely in LOVE with those boots! I've been wanting a pair of turquoise ones for years but they're so darn expensive! I almost got some while I was up in Montana this past Christmas.
I'd love to visit TX soon! Great pics!

Ashley Slater said...

thanks for visiting my blog! and thanks for the compliment, you are pretty gorgeous yourself! I mean, geesh, you have great skin! jealous!

Megan said...

Oh my gosh, what an amazing trip!! I have been to lots of places in Texas, but not to Austin. Looks like I need to go there right away!! My hubby would have definitely been in LOVE with that longhorn. Men and their "tastes" for design. Haha.

Michele said...

I'm so glad you loved Austin! Isn't it just the coolest city? And that's coming from a rival Aggie, ha! One of my best friends lives there and seeing your photos makes me want to make a trip there myself very soon. Come back to Texas anytime!!!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Hope you are feeling better! Your trip looks so fun-- I have never been to Texas and hope to have the chance someday! For now, it's probably good that I have no travel plans to the big state anytime soon, because I am in need of a new pair of cowboy boots and lack self-control. Thanks for following my blog!!!

 
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